Memorial Day Party – 2017

dvc_badge_unshaded_lrg_cmv1_v01  May 27, 2017

A Beautiful Day for the Annual Polish Picnic

Thanks to Eva and Adam Ilnicki for hosting the annual DVC Memorial Day Polish Picnic. The weather cooperated with a sunny, cool day. It’s a treat every year to attend and see how their beautiful back yard is progressing. New this year was a cute little cabana set as well as a fire pit with delicious chili cooking on it. The fire pit was in place of the tree trunk that was burning at the picnic last year. Of course, the usual tasty treats of kielbasa and perogies were served as well. Everyone brought either a delicious side dish or dessert to add to the feast. It was fun to watch Aza and Saba energetically romping around saying hello and welcome to all their guests. Attending were:

  • Eva and Adam Ilnicki – 1952 MGTD
  • Evelyn and Bill Webb – 1974 ½ MGB
  • Jim and Diane Sanders – Tacoma
  • Lyn and Bobbi Hughes – 1978 Spitfire
  • Pat Cawthorne – MGA
  • Mark and Janet Singer – 1971 MGB
  • Peter and Nancy Yaskowski – 1954 MGTF
  • Gloria Schwab – 1980 MGB
  • Susan and Garth Gill – 1960 MGA and 1952 TD
  • Brian Gumpert , -MGBGT
  • Sue Graham, Dick Marshal – Chevy Impala
  • Curtis and Sally Yocum, – MGB
  • Jeff Rose – MGB/GT V8 73
  • Jaimee and Tom Rippert – MGA
  • Wade and Jill Albright – Chevelle
  • Sandy and Dick Suffredini JAG
  • Paul and Evonna Phillips – 1976 Midget
  • Rob and Megan Ilnicki – 1977 Firebird
  • Bill and Linda Boorse – Mustang
  • Ray and Faith DeCesare – 1952 MG TD
  • Dave and Erin Alderfer – 1973 MGB

— Evelyn Webb



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Tech Session – 2017

dvc_badge_unshaded_lrg_cmv1_v01  April 22, 2017

2017 Tech Session

On what was supposed to be a cloudy, dry, mild day, but was actually a cloudy, drizzly, and very chilly day, 27 stoic souls came to Dave’s Garage for one last Tech Session.

Attire was everything from winter jackets to shorts, but blue jeans ruled the day.  Eight brave men drove their MGs.  The rest came in regular, waterproof, heated , regularly inspected cars.

Oil was changed, spark plugs scraped, master cylinders replaced, brakes pumped, winches repaired.  The sound of “Where’s the wrench that fits?” was often heard, as was “He has so many tools, why can’t I find what I need??!?”

Spare parts were happily plundered, with Gloria’s blessing, usually with “Don’t you want to take more?”  Adam even latched on to a very heavy lawn roller – manual variety of course.

As is usual with this group, there was way too much tasty food, so no one went away hungry.

The brave souls include:  Tom Rippert, Peter Yakowski, Lee Wesner, Mike Peterman – 76 MGB, David Alderfer – 73 MGB, Jeff Rose – 73 MGBGT V-8, Robin Rose, Dave Johnston, Louise Story- 72 MGB, John Hunt, Donna Bristol, Garth Gill, Susan Gill, Jim Sanders, Pat Cawthorne  – 58 MGA, Lyn Hughes, Paul Phillips – MGBGT, Evonna Phillips, Lew Phillips, Cora Phillips, Otto Blavier, Ruth Blavier, Chuck Denlinger, Brian Gumpert –  67 MGBGT, Warren Doerner – 77  MGB, Chuck Daniels, Adam Ilnicki -52 TD.

I thank everyone for braving the elements.  It means so very much to me.  

— Gloria Schwab

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Anniversary Party – 2017

web_201703_Anniversary_20170311-150623  March 11, 2017

47th Anniversary Party

The club gathered at the Plumbsteadville Inn on Saturday, March 11th for the annual anniversary party. Enjoyed by all, after cocktails, was a delicious lunch selection of salmon, beef or chicken salad. A few of us received honors from Dick and Tom in the form of ‘O’wards for various events that demonstrated levels of ‘superior’ mechanical talent, lousy planning or just plain bad luck! In a solemn ceremony the DVC Book of Secrets was passed from the Yaskowski’s to Curtis and Sally Yokum. Who will be next year’s honorary recipients? Maybe you, come next year and find out.

Attending were: Mark and Janet Singer, Adam and Eva Ilnicki, Donna Bristol, Bill and Evelyn Webb, Gregg and Janice Lake, Brian Gumpert and his guest Sue, Jim and Diane Sanders, Chuck Denlinger, Wolfgang Fischer, Garth and Susan Gill, Curtis and Sally Yokum, Earl Wanklin, Dick and Sandy Suffredini, Jerry and Lee Keller, Tom and Jaimee Rippert, Pete and Nancy Yaskowski, Warren and Nancy Doerner, and Pat and Patty Cawthorne. We missed Goody Fischer and Barry Williams who were scheduled but unable to attend.

— Patty Cawthorne

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Merkel Museum – 2017

web_201702_Merkel_20170225-094933  February 25, 2017

2017 Merkel Museum Tour

Write-up is on the way…


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Theater Night – 2017

  January 20, 2017

“Lights Out” Sellersville Theater

On a chilly Saturday afternoon on January 20, a group of Delaware Valley MGers met in Sellersville to attend a 3 pm performance of a group called “Lights Out”, a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute Band.   Those who arrived early took walks around the small town of Sellersville as well as stopping in at the historic Washington House Restaurant adjacent to the theater.                                                   
The Sellersville Theater is a renovated historic movie theater, originally built in 1894.  
It has a rich and colorful history that is directly linked to its neighbor, The Washington House. Over 200 years ago, The Washington House began as a small farmhouse built on an ancient Lenni Lenape trail. Owned by Mr. Jan Jenson, it sat on land deeded from William Penn to Mr. Thomas Freame, who transferred 102 acres to Jenson in 1735. The property was later purchased by Samuel Sellers who enlarged the building and made it into a tavern. Henceforth, both the hotel and the town were known as Sellers Tavern. The site became a town center, serving as the first Post Office, hotel and stagecoach stop for the long journey between Bethlehem and Philadelphia.  The Theater served as a movie house for many years before being renovated in 2001.

The Tribute Band consisted of a four piece band as well as four performers appearing in front of a sold-out crowd.   It was fun to listen and move to rock and roll songs from the past originally performed by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons but also to a rendition of popular songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.  The guys on stage were very entertaining and comical especially explaining “clench and thrust” in relation to the high pitched voice of “Frankie”.   Watching all the energetic dancing and gyrations on stage brought us all back to a little bit of the rocking past we all enjoyed in our younger days.  

Attending the performance were Pat and Patty Cawthorne, Jerry Keller (Lee was ill), Jim and Diane Sanders, Gudie and Wolfgang Fisher, Brian Gumpert and his friend, Peter and Nancy Yaskowski, Bill and Evelyn Webb and Adam and Eva Ilnicki.   We thank Eva and Adam for arranging this Blast from the Past!!

— Evelyn Webb

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